The Canine Health Foundation's (CHF) undertaking is to address the need for both education and research in order to tackle gastric dilatation and volvulus (GDV), also referred to as bloat, in dogs.
Bloat is a deadly condition and we really understand very little how to prevent it.
Short of prophylactic gastropexy, there is no known sure-fire way of preventing it.
CHF has released a Bloat Initiative Request for Proposals (RFP) to the research community.
To help educate dog owners about bloat, CHF will launch a free webinar in mid-2013 describing possible causes of bloat, susceptible breeds, symptoms, medical intervention, and explanation of research needed.
For more information about bloat or to donate to the effort visit www.akcchf.org/bloat.
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